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Kazakhstan expands import ban on products from Kyrgyzstan

31 October 2017 13:13 (UTC+04:00)
Kazakhstan expands import ban on products from Kyrgyzstan

By Kamila Aliyeva

Kazakhstan has updated the list of Kyrgyz enterprises banned from the import.

The updated list includes such Kyrgyz companies as Shin Line LLC, Talas-Sut CJSC, Elimai LLC, Ak-Sut OJSC and Tuunganbayev FE, according to the Kazakh Agriculture Ministry.

These companies used to export milk and dairy products to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan returned more than 400 tons of fruit imported from Kyrgyzstan on October 24. Out of 59 cases of import of quarantine products, 41 were recorded from Kyrgyzstan. In 11 of them, production was imported without a mandatory phytosanitary certificate (93.3 tons of apples and pears, 21 tons of grapes and 4 tons of beet). A few days later, dairy products from Kyrgyzstan were destroyed in Almaty.

On October 30, Kazakhstan seized 3.5 tons of Kyrgyz trout and 15 kilograms of trout caviar.

At present, only 20 Kyrgyz enterprises have the right to supply their products to Kazakhstan. These enterprises include ten milk processing plants, eight fish processing plants and two producers of finished meat products.

The problem of veterinary control on the border with Kazakhstan is maintained from the moment of Kyrgyzstan's entry into the EAEU. To fully participate in its activities, the country was set to create bio-laboratories designed to issue certificates of compliance of agricultural products with all-Union standards.

In January-May 2017 the supply of Kyrgyz dairy products to Kazakhstan increased by 37.1 percent and vegetables by 28.2 percent.

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Kamila Aliyeva is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Kami_Aliyeva

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